'''Adeline Virginia Woolf''' (née '''Stephen'''; 25 January 1882 – 28 March 1941) was an English writer and one of the foremost modernist literature|modernists
of the twentieth century.
During the interwar period
, Woolf was a significant figure in London literary society and a central figure in the influential Bloomsbury Group
of intellectuals. Her most famous works include the novels ''Mrs Dalloway
'' (1925), ''To the Lighthouse
'' (1927) and ''Orlando: A Biography|Orlando
'' (1928), and the book-length essay ''A Room of One's Own
'' (1929), with its famous dictum, "A woman must have money and a room of her own if she is to write fiction."
Woolf suffered from severe bouts of mental illness throughout her life, thought to have been what is now termed bipolar disorder
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